Families Near Settlement Over 1964 Deaths

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Court records show a civil lawsuit filed by the families of two black teenagers killed by Ku Klux Klansmen in 1964 is near settlement.

The families of Henry Hezekiah Dee and Charles Eddie Moore contended that Franklin County law enforcement officers conspired with the Klan to commit the crimes, refused to investigate afterward, and then covered up what happened.

Attorneys for Franklin County had argued the lawsuit should be dismissed because the Klan was solely responsible for what happened.

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